Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, February 17, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category From Screen to Stage) for Monday, February 17, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 116):

This 2007 movie came to Broadway with an all-female creative team including book & direction and with songs by pop star Sara Bareilles

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mackenzie Jones on Jeopardy!
Tom Ellison, a business manager from Brooklyn, New York
Tom Ellison on Jeopardy!
Terry Heard, Jr., an aircraft maintainer from Akron, Ohio (1-day total: $17,663)
Terry Heard, Jr. on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Waitress?


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With a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Lorin Latarro as choreographer, and direction by Diane Paulus, Waitress became the first Broadway show with all four main creative roles filled by different female artists. The musical was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016 including Best Musical (losing to Hamilton).


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
MacKenzie $26,400
Terry $10,800
Tom $4,600


Tonight’s results:
Tom $4,600 – $4,337 = $263 (What is ?)
Terry $10,800 – $420 = $10,380 (What is the answer to this clue)
MacKenzie 26,400 + $0 = $26,400 (1-day total: $26,400)


MacKenzie Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 17, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Terry $8,400
MacKenzie $7,400
Tom $2,200


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Opening break taken after: clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HYDE $800 (10th pick)
Terry 3200 +3200 (MacKenzie 2000 Tom 0)
2) ART SUBJECTS $2000 (19th pick)
MacKenzie 13800 +13000 (Terry 11200 Tom 4200)
3) Not played
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 194


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: ACT OF CONGRESS AKAs $2000; THE NOT-SO-VICIOUS CIRCLE $1200; HAWAIIAN CROSSWORD CLUES $800, $1200, $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $8,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 242 (2.09 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
MacKenzie $14,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 5 incorrect, 46.15% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Terry $8,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.85% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tom $4,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,200
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000


Terry Heard, Jr., final stats:
33 correct, 15 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunity)
38.32% in first on buzzer (41/107)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10.800

MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
23 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
46.15% in first on buzzer (24/52)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200

MacKenzie Jones, to win:
2 games: 80.841%
3: 65.353%
4: 52.832%
5: 42.710%
6: 34.528%
Avg. streak: 5.220 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • MacKenzie’s $13,000 Daily Double wager is the largest of the season to date, and the largest since James Holzhauer bet $20,000 last May 27.
  • The $8,800 left on board is the largest total amount left on the board since December 22, 2016.
  • While there have been discrepancies in how MacKenzie’s name has been rendered (big or little K), The Jeopardy! Fan has learned that she prefers MacKenzie; thus, this is how it will be rendered on this site.
  • Tom’s Final Jeopardy! bet can be explained by the fact that his HJ Motorsport teams runs car #337.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, February 17, 2020"

  1. Terry’s humor in FJ came out again, will miss him! A second true DD by him, but his 9600 Friday outdone by MacKenzie’s monstrous Monday 13,000 DD.

  2. Love that gutsy DD wager by Mackenzie!
    I’m also happy to see that 80% to win a 2nd game.
    You go MacKenzie!

  3. Congrats to yet another new champ. Seems there is no “streak” time again.
    To bad about all the clues left and the DD that was not played. Could have turned the game around or made the win eve higher. After an almost true DD I am surprised that MacKenzie stayed put in FJ! 3.600 would have made a nice even 30 K w/o jeopardizing her runaway.

    • PS
      That Maui was a TS hurts…..
      Just saw the “Survivor” category. No wonder so much was left on the board. And it went on forever and ever, then Alex’s comment, the – I believe – average 10 TSs, and the game turned out to be unfair to the players again. Someone else could have won or MacKenzie could have upped her winnings considerably.
      J! should know already that the video categories eat up time, so keep them as short as possible, please!

      • PPS
        And yes, there were no clues left in the J! part, but it took longer than usual and ate into the DJ! part.

      • I think when they have a celebrity reading the clues for the entire category they are guaranteed a certain amount of “face-time” while reading the clue…the answers always seem to go on for two “pages”…

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | February 17, 2020 at 5:02 pm |

    I thought mackenzie misspoke and meant $1300. You could tell Alex was a bit shocked. I was stunned.

    • I thought she misspoke also. She said it too casually for the amount she was risking and she didn’t appear nervous at all.

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